Danielle Domenichelli Named Golden1 Athlete of the Week

Nov. 3, 2008

Danielle became the third straight Gaucho to capture the Big West cross country crown as she topped the field Saturday at the league championships in Riverside.

Domenichelli, a senior from El Dorado Hills, Calif., finished the 6k course in 20:09, out-kicking UC Irvine's Laura Olvera in the final 400 meters to win the championship.

UCSB has taken home the Big West's individual title the past three seasons as Megan Lewis won it in 2007 and Lauren Christman was victorious in 2006.

Domenichelli has a week off from competition to prepare for the NCAA West Regionals, which will be held Nov. 15 at Stanford.